Wikipedia

Getting Started

Wikimedia-Guided&WikiEducation Supported

Wikipedia is the only nonprofit-driven project listed in the top one-hundred most-used websites, according to Alexa Internet Statistics.1,2 Governed by the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia is just one of the many projects the organization has created. The mission of all Wikimedia-run projects is to increase freely...

Workshop: 2019 Teaching with Wikipedia

About the Workshop

On December 9, the Wiki Education Foundation, the AC Center, and the University Library discussed the potential impacts of building Wikipedia assignments into course instruction to support and enhance teaching. As an educational tool, developing Wikipedia articles allows students to create collaborative work with a visible impact on a global audience. Whether adding new sources to existing Wikipedia pages or creating new pages on notable topics, students gain deeper insight into their course material and learn to evaluate critically the...

Workshop: 2017 Teaching Wikipedia as a Classroom Assignment

About

On September 6, 2017, the AC Center and Wiki Education presented a workshop on how to build Wikipedia assignments into course instruction. As an educational tool, the development of Wikipedia articles allows students to create collaborative work with a visible impact on a global audience. Whether adding new sources to existing Wikipedia pages or creating new pages on notable topics, students gain deeper insight into their course material and learn to evaluate critically the reliability of sources. With faculty and students reporting enthusiasm and high levels of...

Community-Engaged Student Projects

About

The American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) Program offers students and faculty the opportunity to work with community organizations to develop cutting edge research projects associated with some of the nation's most pressing social issues.

The following are a collection of our growing ACES course offerings and previous student projects from these community-learning classes.

Wikipedia Pedagogy

Teaching & Learning

Less than a decade ago, seventy-percent of instructors noted that they use Wikipedia often, but stated that they would never allow their students to use Wikipedia.1 Now, instructors are shifting their thinking away from Wikipedia as a source for completing assignments, instead of using class materials as a way to improve Wikipedia. All in all, there tends to be a pedagogical shift towards how Wikipedia can enrich traditional teaching and how it can be harnessed as a tool for gaining refined digital literacy skills....

Wikipedia Workshops

About

The rapid expansion of fake news sites made real news headlines last year, and the public is more aware than ever that they're exposed to propaganda and misinformation. Even college students are at risk of believing false information intended to sway elections or generate ad revenue. That’s why the work Wiki Education does to help students develop media literacy skills is more important than ever.

The Wiki Education Foundation, the AC Center, and the University Library periodically host workshops to discuss the potential impacts of building Wikipedia assignments into course...

Library Support

Wikipedia Learning & Research Skills

The heart of the Wikipedia assignment is research. Good sourcing is critical to Wikipedia editing, and articles based on high quality scholarly sources are the most likely to stay published and to be frequently read and cited. One of the most important benefits of a Wikipedia-based assignment is that students improve not only their understanding of Wikipedia but also their research skills.


Campus librarians can partner with you in teaching students how to find and evaluate high quality
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Wikipedia Student Guide

Getting Started & Common Difficulties

It can be scary to think about making something you created public by posting it to Wikipedia, but be confident! You have some of the best resources and knowledge at your disposal as a student. It is important to recognize the value of not simply digesting academic material but infusing your knowledge into the public sphere. Set your expectations low at first, start with small edits on a topic you’ve already researched and keep your WikiEd curated resources handy. Edits can be anything...